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31 Max Scherzer SP

Washington Nationals

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July 30, 2021 01:56 AM
Dodgers' Max Scherzer: Landing in Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers on Thursday along with Trea Turner (COVID-19), in exchange for Keibert Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer will bolster a Dodgers' rotation that has recently been depleted by the loss of Clayton Kershaw (elbow) and Trevor Bauer (personal). He'll be ready to pitch immediately and could debut with the club during their upcoming series against Houston. Though he was recently scratched from a start with a triceps issue, Scherzer allowed only three hits, three walks and one earned run across six innings to earn the win in the first game of the team's doubleheader against the Phillies on Thursday.

July 29, 2021 11:12 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (triceps) will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.

Scherzer missed his previously scheduled start against the Orioles on Saturday due to mild discomfort in his right triceps, but the Nationals indicated from the start that the issue was a minor one. He felt good following a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday and doesn't appear to be on any restrictions heading into Thursday's game. Executives from around the league will likely be tuning into Scherzer's start, as the veteran righty could be available in a trade, and any potential suitors will want to verify that he is indeed healthy.

July 28, 2021 03:56 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Physically ready to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (triceps) said he felt fine after throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, which leaves him physically ready to pitch Thursday against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer has checked all the boxes from a physical standpoint in order to return to the mound, but it's become increasingly unlikely that he'll take the ball Thursday, given that he's attracting interest from multiple clubs as Friday's trade deadline approaches. The Nationals will likely clarify their pitching plans in the next day or two, but in any scenario, Scherzer should line up for a start by the end of the week, whether it's with Washington or a new club. Paolo Espino is staying prepared to make a spot start in the event that Scherzer is traded or scratched ahead of Thursday's game.

July 26, 2021 04:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Tosses 40 pitches Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (triceps) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday in Baltimore due to right triceps discomfort, but he's now been able to throw on back-to-back days. Although the right-hander was pleased with his results in Monday's bullpen session, he said that he has to wait to see how his tricep feels after a few hours before he has a better idea of his status.

July 25, 2021 11:44 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Plays catch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (triceps) threw off flat ground Sunday and is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday or Tuesday before the Nationals determine whether he's fit to make his next scheduled start Thursday versus the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer was scratched ahead of his scheduled start Saturday in Baltimore due to right triceps discomfort, but the Nationals apparently aren't viewing the injury as a major concern. As long as he's able to complete his upcoming bullpen session without incident, Scherzer shouldn't face any major restrictions if he does in fact return to action Thursday. The start in Philadelphia could mark Scherzer's final outing with Washington; the 45-52 Nationals are beginning to fade from the playoff picture and could make their longtime ace and impending free agent available ahead of the July 30 trade deadline.

July 25, 2021 01:36 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Expected to make next start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Davey Martinez said Scherzer (triceps) had clean MRI results and will likely make his next start, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

All signs have pointed to the decision to scratch Scherzer on Saturday being mostly precautionary. More details about his condition should become available in the coming days.

July 25, 2021 01:28 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Scratched with tricep discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer won't make his scheduled start Saturday against the Orioles due to mild discomfort in his right tricep, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

While the issue has been described as "mild" and the Nationals are hoping Scherzer can avoid a trip to the injured list and merely delay his start by a few days, it's hard to spin an arm injury for a pitcher as anything but worrisome. Losing Scherzer for an extended period would be a massive blow to the Nationals' already-dwindling playoff hopes, as he's been excellent thus far in his age-36 campaign, cruising to a 2.83 ERA and 35.1 percent strikeout rate. The injury reportedly occurred while hitting, not pitching, which could give some reason for optimism, but whether or not he can indeed avoid the injured list should become clear within the next few days. Jon Lester will start in his place Saturday.

July 18, 2021 10:44 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Fans eight in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight in seven innings in Sunday's win over the Padres. He didn't factor into the decision.

Scherzer was dominant in June and during his first outing in July and posted a 1.44 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 25 innings across five starts during that time. However, he's been roughed up in each of his last two starts and has been forced to settle for a no-decision in each of those appearances. The right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Baltimore on Saturday.

July 9, 2021 12:44 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Pulled in brutal fourth inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer pitched 3.2 innings in Thursday's 9-8 loss to San Diego, allowing seven runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

Washington staked Scherzer to an 8-0 lead after the top of the fourth, but the ace went on to allow seven runs in the bottom of the inning, including serving up a grand slam to pitcher Daniel Camarena, and he was removed with two outs. The outing follows a stretch of no more than two runs permitted in 11 straight starts and the ace heads into the All-Star break with a 7-4 record, 2.66 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 134:22 K:BB.

July 4, 2021 03:40 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Tosses quality start in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Dodgers despite tossing six innings of one-run ball, giving up four hits and a walk while fanning eight.

Scherzer notched his fifth straight outing with one run or fewer allowed, but the bullpen wasted away his excellent effort on the mound against one of the strongest offenses in the National League. The veteran hurler hasn't allowed more than two runs in any outing since the beginning of May and sports an excellent 1.68 ERA with a 0.81 WHIP and 12.5 K/9 over his last 11 appearances. He's slated to pitch again next week on the road against the Padres.

June 28, 2021 03:04 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Picks up seventh win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (7-4) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings to earn the win against the Marlins on Sunday.

Scherzer made his second start since returning from the injured list, and he's struck out 15 in 11 innings during those two outings. The right-hander gave up a leadoff triple followed by a one-out double in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, but the Nationals put four runs on the board in the top of the sixth to put him in line for the win. Scherzer has earned wins in three of his last four appearances, and he's posted a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 19 innings during that time. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Dodgers on Friday.

June 23, 2021 12:40 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Whiffs eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (6-4) picked up the win Tuesday after holding the Phillies to one run on a pair of hits and three walks while striking out eight across five innings.

Scherzer's only blemish of the night was a solo homer by Bryce Harper in the second inning. While the right-hander did need 103 pitches to complete five innings, he managed to hold the Phillies in check. Scherzer was activated ahead of Tuesday's game after missing the minimum 10 days due to a minor groin injury during his previous start. The 36-year-old will bring a 2.19 ERA and 0.83 WHIP when he lines up to take the mound again Sunday at Miami.

June 22, 2021 02:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (groin) was activated off the injured list as expected Tuesday ahead of his scheduled start against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer will wind up missing the minimum 10 days after exiting his previous start in the first inning due to a minor groin injury. Given that he missed just a single turn in the rotation, there's little reason to fear for any significant workload restrictions provided his groin holds up. The veteran righty was in vintage form prior to the injury, riding a career-best 36.0 percent strikeout rate to a 2.21 ERA through 13 starts. Kyle Finnegan (hamstring) hit the injured list in a corresponding move.

June 19, 2021 04:52 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Plans to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (groin) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and plans to start Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer indicated after his bullpen that he intends to start Tuesday's series opener against the Phillies, and the timing of his throwing session lines him up to pitch on normal rest. Scherzer has been on the 10-day injured list since June 12 due to a groin injury, and he's in line for a minimal stay on the IL as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks prior to Tuesday.

June 19, 2021 03:24 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Could return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer's placement on the injured list was believed to be precautionary, and he's ramped up his throwing intensity recently. If all goes well during Saturday's bullpen, the right-hander could line up to start Tuesday's series opener against Philadelphia.

June 19, 2021 12:32 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Bullpen session on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (groin) threw a flat ground session prior to Friday's game against the Mets and is scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer exited his June 11 start with a groin injury and was placed on the injured list Tuesday. Manager Davey Martinez has already hinted that the move to the IL was largely precautionary, and Scherzer's ability to resume throwing Friday further points to him rejoining the rotation shortly after he becomes eligible June 22.

June 16, 2021 01:08 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: IL stint expected to be minimal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Davey Martinez indicated Tuesday that Scherzer's placement on the injured list was primarily a precautionary decision and that the right-hander is not expected to be on the IL long past the minimum 10 days, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Tuesday due to a groin injury suffered in his start against the Giants on Friday. The ace right-hander said he'll be ready to pitch again within a matter of "days, not weeks," but the club decided to play it safe by moving him to the IL. Martinez said the injury is "getting better" and that the club doesn't want to make the issue worse by putting him back on the mound too quickly. Scherzer is eligible to be reinstated June 22, so assuming no setbacks, he figures to rejoin the rotation sometime soon after.

June 15, 2021 04:24 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals placed Scherzer (groin) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to June 12, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer exited his Friday start against the Giants after tweaking his groin in the first inning. He was officially labeled day-to-day and was able to play catch Sunday, though Washington decided to scratch him from his Wednesday start. It's not entirely clear whether the right-hander's groin issue has worsened in recent days or Washington is placing him on the IL as a precautionary measure. With the move retroactive to June 12, Scherzer will be eligible to be reinstated June 22, but it's unclear at this point whether he'll need more time before returning to the mound. Justin Miller was recalled from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding roster move.

June 14, 2021 05:28 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Won't start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer's groin is improving, but he won't make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer left his previous start Friday against the Giants after just 12 pitches. He's not concerned about any long-term issues, but it looks as though he'll miss at least one turn in the rotation. Paolo Espino is the top candidate to make a spot start in his absence.

June 14, 2021 02:20 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Plays catch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (groin) was able to play catch on the field prior to Sunday's game against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Per Zuckerman, Scherzer is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, and if all goes well, he'll be cleared to make his next turn through the rotation Wednesday versus the Pirates. Scherzer tossed just 12 pitches in his most recent start Friday against the Giants before exiting due to groin inflammation.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/29@ PHIW 3-116.03135
07/18vs SDW 8-77.04438
07/08@ SDL 8-93.25717
07/02vs LADL 5-106.04118
06/27@ MIAW 5-116.05127
06/22@ PHIW 3-215.02138
06/11vs SFL 0-10.10000
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021WAS842.7619191000111.071363418828147
2020WAS543.741212100067.37030281012392
2019WAS1172.9227270000172.3144595618733243
2018WAS1872.5333332100220.71506662231251300
2017WAS1662.5131312000200.71266256221155268
2016WAS2072.9634341000228.3165777531656284
2015WAS14122.7933334300228.7176747127534276
2014DET1853.1533331100220.3196807718663252
2013SEASON2132.9032320000214.3152736918456240
2012SEASON1673.7432320000187.7179827823560231
2011SEASON1594.4333330000195.02071019629756174
2010SEASON12113.5031310000195.7174847620770184
2009SEASON9114.1230300000170.31669478201063174
2008SEASON043.05167000056.0482419552166
2007WAS00---00000000000000
Total183973.190387125002468.02024942875282946692931
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021WAS0621120.6000000.1820.8924288.68
2020WAS146630.7000006.2601.38129512.56
2019WAS21251400.9000100.2221.0276939.61
2018WAS41372160.6000014.1880.9118668.69
2017WAS21341860.7000004.1780.9027808.61
2016WAS21572330.7000112.1990.9689028.95
2015WAS21732350.70000110.2080.9188998.46
2014DET11622250.70000110.2381.17590410.82
2013SEASON01512330.6000416.1980.9718368.90
2012SEASON21281840.7000312.2501.27478711.70
2011SEASON11772120.80003012.2721.34983312.46
2010SEASON11701940.9000108.2441.24780011.55
2009SEASON11641641.0006115.2531.34474112.63
2008SEASON151461.1001002.2341.23223711.89
2007WAS000---00000------0---
Total20183724430.801287114771.2221.0911000110.16
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2007AA-Mobile 73.2141404407640643.931.421
2007IND-Fort Worth 16.033010025490.560.812
2007A-Visalia 17.033020030250.530.412
2008AAA-Tucson 53.0131001107922352.721.075
2009AFA-Visalia 4.11100005412.191.220
2010AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 15.022020017240.600.400
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
07/27/1984
Age:
37
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2013: AL Cy Young
2016: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2017: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2018: NL Strike Out Leader